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Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

Riddle of the hanging coffins of Sichuan: The mysterious 400-year-old wooden tombs suspended on a Chinese cliff face

• <b>The tombs are attached to mountain cliffs in Gongxian, Sichuan province</b>• <b><br>Were left behind by the Bo people, thought to have died out 400 years ago</b>• <b><br>Some</b> …

Archaeology

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

The Science And Troubling Ethics Of Gene Therapy

A new feature in Wired highlights scientific advances that may make gene therapy much safer and more widespread. But it's important to check whether the regulation of clinical trials has advanced equally well.<p>Why is progress on gene therapy—the treatment of genetic disorders by giving sick people …

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

The biggest wearable computer from a major company, ever. Interested???<p>The Galaxy Gear is a connected wristband, essentially a watch with a small LCD screen and lots of smartphone-like gadgetry stuffed inside. It's not a new idea, but this is by far the biggest push from a major company to get …

Sixth U.S. Warship Now In Eastern Mediterranean 'As Precaution'

By Andrea Shalal-Esa<p>WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S. destroyers armed with cruise missiles that could soon be directed against Syria as part of a "limited, precise" strike, defense officials said late on Friday.<p>They …

Electrical signatures of consciousness in the dying brain | Michigan Medicine

<b>ANN ARBOR, Mich. --</b> The "near-death experience" reported by cardiac arrest survivors worldwide may be grounded in science, according to research at …

Neuroscience

Paula Deen's Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Was Thrown Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The racial discrimination lawsuit that tarnished the career of Paula Deen has been thrown out of …

After Much Hype, Elon Musk Unveils His High-Speed 'Hyperloop'

<b>Update at 4:45 p.m. ET. Introducing Hyperloop:</b><p>Bloomberg scored the big scoop and got Elon Musk — the founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Paypal — to explain his vision for a high-speed mass transit vehicle that could deliver you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in an astonishing 30 minutes. Musk …

Sochi Olympics: Russia says no discrimination for gay athletes

<b>Russian officials say gay athletes competing in next year's winter Olympics will not face discrimination despite a controversial new law on gay propaganda, Russian media reported.</b><p>Such concerns were "completely unfounded", the interior ministry said, quoted by Interfax news agency.<p>Olympic committee …

Stroke Victim Doesn’t Feel Sadness

Anonymous donor gives £100,000 to keep Jane Austen's ring in Britain

Mystery benefactor steps in after American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson secures memento at auction<p>An anonymous donor has bestowed £100,000 to save a gold and topaz ring owned by Jane Austen from being shipped out of the UK by American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, within days of Jane Austen's House …

NSA’s spying could lose U.S. computing industry $35bn in three years

Report from tech think tank suggests foreign cloud users will now avoid U.S. companies<p>A new report from D.C.-based technology think tank the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation spells a grim outlook for the U.S. computing industry in light of the recent NSA surveillance …

Why ‘Stop and Frisk’ Was Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. Dis­trict Court judge has ruled that New York’s con­tro­ver­sial prac­tice of “stop and frisk” is un­con­sti­tu­tion­al, on grounds that it …

Race & Ethnicity